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Kings of the Cosmos.
Like runner-up New Star Soccer, the winner of this year's Pocket Tactics Sports Game of the Year is a title that only recently made the jump to mobile after enjoying a long career on PCs and Macs.

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I wonder what the 12th Labour was?
Having finally satisfied King Eurystheus Apple, Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition has emerged from the approvals process and landed on the App Store. We'll have our full review up soon, but in the meantime, check out Phil's impressions of how the iPad edition...

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Denim jacket of +2 politeness.
Another publisher is prevailing upon America's neighbors to the north with a Canada-only beta release - this time it's Dungeons & Dragons: Warbands. The announcement of Warbands was the B-side on Atari's big reveal of a new Roller Coaster Tycoon title...

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Stars are made, not born.
The runner-up for Sports Game of the Year is New Star Soccer. So many hours were lost this year to New Star Soccer that I suspect that blame for the double-dip recession can be laid at its feet.

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Zombies, free-to-play, FPS - this one's got a mountain to climb.
We've never covered a touchscreen first-person shooter on Pocket Tactics before. The reason being that first-person shooters on touchscreens are terrible. Universally terrible.

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The lost battalion.
Whatever has become of RAD Soldiers? That's one of the most frequently-appearing questions in my inbox, and it's a good one. RAD Soldiers was originally announced back in April, a product of Wolfenstein developer Splash Damage's new mobile arm, Warchest Games.

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Night of the tentacle?
I'd heard about iOS adventure game Hollywood Monsters in the last couple of weeks, but I admit my attention wasn't piqued - the marketing copy used the word "zany" a suspicious number of times. Which is to say, more than zero.

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In the Scriptorium.
The Pocket Tactics Word/Puzzle Game of the Year is a puzzle game, but it's also a game that cribs from many other genres and amalgamates them into a pleasing whole.

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After a brief delay following its initial iOS release in November, Gameloft's take on that finicky and hard-to-define genre, the "multiplayer online battle arena," finally dropped for Android today, presumably with some sort of overpowered AOE attack and a cheeky catchphrase repeated ad infinitum.

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Epistolary war.
The Word/Puzzle Game of the Year runner-up is Letterpress. In a word, Letterpress is elegant. Designed by Tweetie architect Loren Brichter, Letterpress comes from whatever hip Bauhaus planet that Apple TV commercials are filmed on.

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